June 30, 2005

Web 2.0 For Events: Aggregating Content Around Events Comments Off

Create a site for the Olympics and aggregate what everyone is saying around it, pictures people are taking, etc. Create the unofficial (or official) site for the event, and benefit from its buzz. Do the same thing for every football and baseball game that happens. Or concert. Or nightclub. Or seminar. Or conference. Now, we’re on to something.

Dogma Radio Interviews Richard MacManus Comments Off

I did a podcast with Roland Tanglao early this morning my time. My first real ‘chatty’ podcast, so it was enjoyable.

Roland is more of a natural podcaster than me. I was all “um”s and “yep”s and coughs and halt–ing speech. But that’s what podcasting’s about – it brings the real live person behind the blog out into the open. Writing is always going to be my natural medium (I’m no Adam Curry), but podcasting may serve a purpose for me too…

June 29, 2005

Develop Your Own Location-Based Services Using Google Maps Comments Off

The Google Maps API lets developers embed Google Maps in their own web pages with JavaScript. You can add overlays to the map (including markers and polylines) and display shadowed “info windows” just like Google Maps.

Thoughts on Digital Photography Comments Off

2 points: a) Traditional photography carries a host of powerful tools in its tool chest that are neither diminished nor superseded by the advent of digital. b) There are problems with digital methods that are ignored or glossed over regularly, and these probems should be recognized and openly discussed along with digital’s many attributes.

Calendar Swamp Comments Off

If we’re ever going to share calendars, we have to insist on interoperability between them all. Let’s drain the swamp!

June 28, 2005

Photos From Gnomedex Comments Off

Last week I went to Gnomedex. I took a bunch of photos. Some film, some digital. Here’s a few of my fav’s. Please check out the rest of the photoset too over at my event blogging site. I still have a few more to scan (including some cute ones of Chris and Ponzi post-show) that I’ll be uploading over the next few days. To everyone I met, thanks for being so photogenic. :)





Lee The Feva LeFever



Chris and PaulPhil (pt)

Flickr Photographr Badge Comments Off


BugMeNot on Steriods Comments Off

A BugMeNot extension to the Firefox web browser that easily lets users bypass registration forms on websites. The death of mandatory registration?

The 11 Layers of Citizen Journalism Comments Off

Here’s an awesome report from Poynter Online and Steve Outing about the emerging trend of citizen journalism. He provides a great overview and links to almost all the important players in the space. It would have been cool to see Roland, UrbanVancouver, Drupal or Bryght mentioned also… especially since it’s still a small and emerging space and they’ve been in it since the beginning. I dropped Steve a line and hope to hook him up with Roland later today.

Here’s his list of the 11 steps to help media publishers go from dipping a toe into the waters of participatory journalism to fully embracing citizen reporting and putting the organizations resources behind it.

1. The first step: Opening up to public comment
2. Second step: The citizen add-on reporter
3. Now we’re getting serious: Open-source reporting
4. The citizen bloghouse
5. Newsroom citizen ‘transparency’ blogs
6. The stand-alone citizen-journalism site: Edited version
7. The stand-alone citizen-journalism site: Unedited version
8. Add a print edition
9. The hybrid: Pro + citizen journalism
10. Integrating citizen and pro journalism under one roof
11. Wiki journalism: Where the readers are editors

“Citizen journalism.” It’s one of the hottest buzzwords in the news business these days. Many news executives are probably thinking about implementing some sort of citizen-journalism initiative; a small but growing number have already done so.

In my conversations and communications with editors, I sense plenty of confusion about the concept. There’s enthusiasm about experimenting in some quarters — about harnessing the power of an audience permitted for the first time to truly participate in the news media. But mostly I hear concern and healthy skepticism.

This article is designed to help publishers and editors understand citizen journalism and how it might be incorporated into their Web sites and legacy media. We’ll look at how news organizations can employ the citizen-journalism concept, and we’ll approach it by looking at the different levels or layers available. Citizen journalism isn’t one simple concept that can be applied universally by all news organizations. It’s much more complex, with many potential variations

Thx to my crazy Swedish friends for the link…

June 26, 2005

Knowing Full Well That Anybody Who Wanted to Read the Site Could Comments Off

They’re expressing what they are doing and how they feel as if it were a private weblog yet knowing full well that anybody who wanted to read the site could.

Bryght Crew going into Gnomedex 5.0 Comments Off

No Bears or Fish Were Harmed at the EdgeWater Hotel in Seattle at Gnomedex 5.0Photo of us rolling to Gnomedex in Seattle by TheBoris.

June 25, 2005

Drupal Goes to 11 Projects On Google’s Summer of Code Project Comments Off

Out of 410 projects accepted, Drupal enthusiasts had 11 approved. To put this in perspective, this makes Drupal the 13th most approved project.

June 24, 2005

Browse. Search. Subscribe. Microsoft Longhorn Loves RSS. Comments Off

Browse. Search. Subscribe. Longhorn Loves RSS

Microsoft gave us sweet jackets at Gnomedex in Seattle. They had some big news today about RSS, Longhorn (the next version of windows) and IE 7.0. In fact, they said we were the first roomfull of non Microsoft folks to see the product. Pretty cool.

Top Ten Signs You Spend Too Much Time Thinking About Web 2.0 Comments Off

Ha, turns out Richard MacManus is humorous as well as genius! He’s one of my web 2.0 heros and pulled together a funny Top 10 list called Top Ten Signs You Spend Too Much Time Thinking About Web 2.0.

10. When arranging to meet with your friends in town, you suggest a “point of presence” instead of a meeting place.

9. Your child asks you for a raise in pocket money and you tell him to monetize his feed.

8. When someone asks for your business card, you tell them your FOAF URI and say “ping me”.

7. You have bad dreams about slipping off the end of “The Long Tail”.

6. Your favorite pickup line: “You show me your API, I’ll show you mine.”

5. When shopping for bleach, you always choose Ajax. [groan!]

4. You wish Michael Moore would do a documentary about “roach motel” websites that lock-in users data.

3. You buy a new parakeet to replace the one that flew away and you name it “Joey 2.0″.

2. You send a snail mail letter to your Grandma, but attach a Creative Commons license to the end of it.

1. You go red in the face and start stammering when someone calls it Web 3.0.

June 23, 2005

Joe Kraus joined the board of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). Comments Off

or those of you not familiar with the EFF, they are a non-profit digital civil liberties group. Put simply, if you like the internet and the freedoms you currently enjoy to create content and new technologies without having to ask permission, this is a gr

RainCity Studios Disinfomercial Comments Off

A request to my fellow attendees at the Gnomedex conference: please help me make a disinfomercial.

Does This Count as Podcasting? Comments Off

The Fever ThemeSong

An ISP (and government controlled monopoly) in the United Arab Emirates has decided to ban access to Flickr for it’s citizens Comments Off

Now Flickr joins Skype, AtomFilms, Friendster, AOL, and anything from Israels top-level domain, as outlawed content and services in the UAE

‘Bundled Feed’ for Gnomedex Comments Off

Subscribe to this Gnomdex feed… it’s an aggregate of Flickr, Technorati, Feedster, PubSub, Del.icio.us, EVDB, and all the Gnomedex sites.

Google Adsense is My Business Model Comments Off

I think it is wholly unimaginative and risky if you are building a business and your revenue stream is dependent on one entity and one revenue model. Pay per click won’t be the best way to advertise forever. And advertising isn’t the steadiest income stre

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